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A Name for Baby

September 22, 2014 Sarah Coggins

Birth Certificate FormsWe’re a little over a month away from meeting Baby Girl and the birth certificate forms are completed except for one detail – yes, she is still nameless. While Dylan has called her “Ellie”, “Jellybean” and even “We love you, baby, and can’t wait to meet you” (I told him we can’t name her a sentence!) – Trent & I still haven’t actually settled on the name. Or any name.

But I’m not too concerned. With Dylan we decided to keep his name a secret until birth. That proved to be really easy when we didn’t have a name for him until 8 days past his due date! He finally arrived 2 days later (that’s 41 weeks, 3 days for those counting) and I joked with Trent that he was just waiting on a name so this time we should pick one before her due date in hopes of encouraging her to not be quite as stubborn as her brother.

That still gives us a month to discuss, veto and procrastinate though. 😉

The only sure things we’ve decided are no C or K names that might give a double “kuh” sound when combined with our last name. No Disney princess names (we love Disney, but really, I think there will be enough Elsas and Annas this year).

Have any suggestions on a name for Baby Girl? Feel free to leave a comment. We’re open to ideas.


  • Kelly {the Centsible Life} September 22, 2014 at 11:50 am
    It was great to meet you at Type-A! As I mentioned I'm partial to Audrey, but I also like Sophie, Eleanor (Ellie), and I heard the BEST name this weekend. We had a waitress named Zosia. It's so pretty but very different!
    • Sarah Coggins September 22, 2014 at 12:06 pm
      Great suggestions! Zosia is definitely one I haven't heard before. Enjoyed meeting you as well and appreciate you popping over to leave us some ideas.
  • Allison Carter September 23, 2014 at 12:47 pm
    I *just* read this on Freelancer's Union: Baby name consultants will discuss possible name options with you, research the baby name history/meaning/popularity, and then give you a list of suggestions. A 30-minute phone consultation on will run you in the order of $95. Entrepreneur Elisabeth Wilborn has made a career off of this, and although I don’t know how much she charges, she does an extensive background search for names that fit your style, heritage, and preferences. As one customer said, “Just knowing we have professional help, and that we are being proactive, puts my hormonal-pregnant-self at ease."
    • Sarah Coggins September 23, 2014 at 9:24 pm
      Oh wow. I guess you really can buy/sell just about anything now? I'm sure we'll come up with something. It took us a long time with Dylan, but we did have his name picked before we had to go to the hospital. Hoping this little one sits tight until we have a name for her too!
  • Carissa September 25, 2014 at 1:48 pm
    I'm partial to old school names: Esther, Emma, Emmaline... but my grandmother's name was Gladys. Please do NOT choose this name. Who could come home with a baby bundle cooing... ohhhh Gladys... Just. Can't. Do. It. Course she was probably born at home.
    • Sarah Coggins October 1, 2014 at 1:23 pm
      LOL I've been looking through a lot of older names and they can be great, but tricky. Many I can picture as an adult, but have a hard time (like Gladys) of picturing as an infant & little girl. Trying to find that balance.
  • Kathleen October 1, 2014 at 11:21 am
    We went to the hospital with a list of 20 names because nothing was "it" for our girl. Girls are so much tougher to name than boys! Got it down to 3 we liked and had our son pick at the hospital for us and we committed to it. Lame but effective. Now I see her and she is perfect for her name. We named her Genevieve. Also loved Scarlett and Caitlyn. And Ava. And Piper. And Tilly. And Greta...(see why I had a giant list...)
    • Sarah Coggins October 1, 2014 at 1:25 pm
      Good idea narrowing it down and then asking his opinion. Naming kids is tricky - you want the name to "fit" and also not be something where they'll look at you in the future and say, "why? Really? Why?" ;)

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